Alte Mensa in Dresden

Being one of the first student residences in Germany, the Alte Mensa on Mommsenstraße was opened on November 15, 1925. Following several attachments to the building during the 30s, the construction was extended to its present size in the late 50s. From this point on, the rectorate of the TU Dresden could be found within the building complex. The Alte Mensa underwent extensive reconstruction from February 14, 2004 until late December 2006. During this period, the tent-canteens ESSE and KommPott, as well as the container-cafeteria Ent-Spannung took care of the student's and university staff's catering needs. The Alte Mensa was officially reopened on January 15, 2007. Since then it has regained its status of being a central location of student life, as well as representing the main culinary artery in the heart of the campus.

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General information

Address:Mommsenstr. 13, 01069 Dresden

3 full meals (including one vegetarian dish), casserole & gratiné, pizza & pasta, grill & wok, pot & terrine, salad- and dessert buffet, extensive variety of sides

Food servings per day:

Nearly 5,500 helpings a day


1.000 seats in 4 dining halls,
100 seats in the cafeteria,
250 outside seats on 3 terraces

History:First opened on November 15, 1925, extended to present size until 1959, under reconstruction from February 2004 until December 2006, reopened on January 15, 2007
Specialty:Logo Meet and Eat

You don't feel like eating alone? Well then, take a seat at our Meet & Eat-table and meet new people!

Opening hours and events Alte Mensa

In the following overview you will find the opening and closing times including current changes.

Alte Mensa - Regular opening hours

Mittagstisch im Brat²Mo - Do 10:45 - 14:45 Uhr
Fr 10:45 - 14:15 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten Cafeteria ZebradieleMo - Fr 08:30 - 16:30 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten ServicepunktMo - Fr 11:30 - 13:00 Uhr

The following table lists the current and upcoming campaign weeks of the Alte Mensa.

Alte Mensa - Current and future campaigns

Waffelbäckerei20.5.2022 - 25.5.2022

In der Waffelbäckerei gibt es so manche Leckerei... Probieren Sie am Mittwoch den 25.05.22 unsere leckeren hausgebackenen Waffeln am Softeisstand. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch

Contact persons for Alte Mensa

The following table lists the contact person for the Alte Mensa in Dresden.
For inquiries, praise or criticism, please use our central contact form.

Serviceleiter Rüdiger Albrecht


Rüdiger Albrecht

Tel.: +49 (0) 351 253884241

Küchenleiter Jörg Bischoff


Jörg Bischoff

Tel.: +49 (0) 351 253884231

Map of Alte Mensa